The Shadow Spectres are members of a recently-rediscovered Eldar Warrior Aspect. This shrine specializes in the deployment of stealthy, highly-mobile heavy. Alaitoc would be -2 to hit, good movement, decent guns. Why not?. So I’ve been tempted by the Shadow Spectres mainly due to the models being cool.

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Wraithblades – Wraithguard – Wraithknight – Wraithlord – Wraithseer. These weapons release highly focused blasts of laser energy that can elcar the armour of even the heaviest vehicles. The discovery of the location of Bethalmae in the late 41st Millennium, known to the Imperium as Betalis III, meant that Irillyth’s armour could finally be recovered.

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The Shadpw Council of Seers bowed to the Phoenix Lord’s wisdom, allowing Irillyth to take with him a great war host composed of nearly half of the Craftworld’s warriors.

These individuals do not have a War Mask and typically have their minds shielded by a Warlock who has been an Aspect Warrior in the past to prevent the sensations of battle from overwhelming them because seriously, who wants to stand beside a dedicated dreamer or mourner on the battlefield? Crimson Hunters are known to give special veneration to the Eldar God Kurnous, often calling themselves the Hawks of Kurnous. So while the Dark Reaper is by no means bad, it’s a good unit that has to compete with a lot of excellent units.

To them it was just another part of their culture lost in the continuing downfall of their race. Home Forum Help Calendar Articles.

Lythrandire Spectrse Longtime Shadoow. A squad of a few of them could support a flank or shoot objective holders off of an objective. Submit a new text post. The ritual masks and armour that Aspect Warriors wear set them apart as the elite soldiers of their race. The Shadow Spectres are masters of striking at an enemy’s heavy armour forces from the unseen, using their Jetpacks, Prism Rifles, Prism Blasters and the Ghostlight targetting matrix to destroy armoured vehicles from far across the battlefield where retaliation is almost impossible because the Shadow Spectres will be long gone before the enemy can return fire to their location.


Although, given the similar prominence and screwing over of the Bloodletter for Chaos armies, the Warrior for Tyranids, or Tactical Terminators for Space Marines, they at least have company in misery.

Shadow spectre are probably the second best aspect I think most still rate dark reapers higher as they are godly and top3 eldar unit this edition. The armor’s coloring is predominately green, with different patterns of yellow, black or orange depending on each individual Shrine.

He knew now that Mymeara would survive with his help, but at the cost of his own life and the lives of all those who came with him on his quest to find Mymeara’s nemesis. They are forge world and have been rarely seen on the table top, because their rules have been really ordinary in previous edition. A Shadow Spectre warrior armed with a Prism Rifle.

These blades are more traditionally used in ceremonies conducted prior to and after battle. Dark Reapers are good at what they do, but they face competition from other Eldar heavy support considering cover saves are now everywhere, the entire codex is now excellent at Marine slaying, and their slot is shared with the more versatile War WalkersWraithknightsFire PrismsNight Spinnersother assorted Forge World Eldar tanks, and Vaul’s Wrath batteries.

For most people they just are to expensive to points cost to be viable spamming then though. They made their decisions; the only thing that prevents history from repeating itself is making different ones. During this time, the legends of the Phoenix Lords also tell of the many great battles Irillyth fought against the creatures of Slaanesh that had infiltrated the great Eldar Labyrinthine Dimension.

Shadow Spectres are armed with Prism Rifleswhich pack the devastating long-range punch of the Prism Cannon into a man-portable package. Just some people that should crawl back to the 5th edition hole they came from. Nor is considering their usage in a vacuum productive for knowing if they are worth anything on the tabletop. No infringement of their trademarks is intended. They are sneaky dudes with chainswords, Shuriken pistols and Mandiblasters built into their helmets.


However, due to Eldar anal-retentiveness, sometimes it can lead them to become utterly obsessed with their jobs, and Aspect Warriors can become incapable of separating their War Masks from their everyday personalities.

Of all the Aspect Shrines the Swooping Hawks are among the most mobile, thanks to their Swooping Hawk Wings, which allow them to lift off into the air at a moment’s notice and fly across the battlefield.

These can range from recovering an ancient artifact, aiding Exodites from an incursion by Greenskins to acting as bodyguards for a Farseer to even conducting business with the Inquisitionwho are sneaky, manipulative, and judgmental like the Eldar. Plus they can take a laser lance which is killer.

Their Phoenix Lord, Fueganis the bestest tank destroyer out there, better even than railguns and Leman Russ Vanquishers. The armor is typically colored like the sky, such as a pale blue or grey, with contrasting colors as well, especially on the wings.

Banshees need psyker support or else basic bitch Necron Warriors will tie up the brides of Khaine all game long. Because FW did a very bad job of adapting its rules to 8th edition, and some of its things are downright unusable with their rules as written.

Shadow Spectres

Only time I’d consider running them would be in a fear bomb list with Irillyth. High initiative spectree high as Slaanesh -marked Chaos Space Marines and power weapons make them big trouble for power-armored foes. With long range anti-tank missiles available and an increase in squad size, their scores just went up.

Once used only for yo-yo grenade bombing, Hawks are now kings of glancing vehicles to death, being fast, decently armored, and equipped with haywire grenades.